CHC30113

Certificate III in
Early Childhood Education
and Care (089591C)

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

KEY INFORMATION

Duration 52 weeks including holidays & 120 hours
of work placement
AQF Level 3
Course Delivery Face-to-Face

Course Entry Requirements

International Students
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Completed an overseas equivalent of Year 12
  • Must meet Student Visa Requirements
  • Proficient in English International Students require either an
    • IELTS level of 5.5 or
    • TOEFL 527 (paper based) or
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) 42
  • Be able to read and comprehend course requirements
  • Have an intermediate understanding of computers and the internet to assist with
  • conducting research and complete assessments
Domestic Students
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Satisfactorily completed Year 12 or equivalent
  • Be able to read and comprehend course requirements
  • Have an intermediate understanding of computers and the internet to assist with
  • conducting research and complete assessments

Work Placement

All students undertaking this qualification are required to undertake work placement as part of this qualification. Work placement provides the student the opportunity to put into practice the skills learning in the classroom. Prior to undertaking work placement all student must undertake a Working with Children’s Check and must have this in place at the commencement of work placement.

Students may also be required to undertake a National Police check depending upon the organisation’s individual requirements where they are undertaking the work placement. Additional information on work placement and work placement requirements are outlined at student orientation.

Work Placement Requirement

Immunization Form, National Police Check (less then 12 months old), Working with Children

Core units

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children s play and learning
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective units

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Career opportunities

Possible career opportunities relevant to this qualification include:

  • Early Childhood Assistant
  • Outside School Hours Care Assistant
  • Playgroup Supervisor
  • Recreation Assistant
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Nanny

Pathways for Further Education

This qualification provides a pathway for students to continue their studies and enhance their skills through CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

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